Funding for staff and alumni

University of Plymouth staff

Fees and reductions for staff enrolling on University of Plymouth undergraduate courses and taught postgraduate programmes are available.

Please refer to the intranet and the HR community under Policies and Procedures and under (F) in the A-Z guide.

All the relevant information can be found in the section: Guidance and Templates for sponsorship requests for professional or personal development.

Santander Mobility Awards and Scholarships

Open to University of Plymouth students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) and staff who wish to undertake a period of research, study or work based learning in any country within the Banco Santander network.

Find out more about the scholarships

University of Plymouth and our partner colleges staff

Seale-Hayne Educational Trust Project Funding
 
The Seale-Hayne Educational Trust was established on 20 October 1999 having previously been known as the Seale-Hayne College Trust.
 
The aim of the Trust is to support higher education and research in agriculture, food and land use (and related disciplines at the discretion of the Trustees). This can include providing financial or other assistance for students undertaking specific activities related to their education, such as fieldwork for research projects.
 
The Trust welcomes applications from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
 
Operation
 
The Trustees have funding available of approximately £50,000 per annum. Normally this is used to support a small number of projects each year, within University of Plymouth and Partner Colleges. The funds granted range from a few hundred pounds to £15,000 or so, although proposals for longer term strategic funding can be considered. It is normally expected that this funding will be for pump-priming new activity: applications which demonstrate collaboration and interdisciplinary are particularly welcome.
 
The fund may also be used for matched funding purposes and the trustees are keen to see evidence of additional funding sources. In such circumstances the Trust will make a conditional grant, releasing funds on confirmation in writing from the other funders that the matching funds have been awarded.
 
Who is eligible?
 
Members (staff and students) of University of Plymouth and its Partner Colleges. Staff applications should be supported by the signature of the line manager of the principal applicant. Applications by students must be supported by the relevant tutor or academic supervisor, who is required to take ultimate responsibility for the delivery of the project and its financial management.
 
Further information
 
Any further queries should be directed to the Trust Secretary, Professor Mick Fuller.

Alumni loyalty reward for postgraduate study

From September 2018, the University applies a discretionary alumni reward where alumni meet certain criteria on particular postgraduate taught courses.

  • a 20 per cent discount on home/EU tuition fees
  • or a £2,000 discount on international tuition fees.

PGCE programmes, Master of Architecture, MChem, MEng, MGeol, MPsych, MSci, ResM and postgraduate research degrees are not included in this reward.

For further details, and contact information, please review our alumni discount policy.